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30th Jan '16 9:16:22 PM WanderingBrowser
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** There was a similar vein in the ''TabletopGame/WorldOfDarkness'', but as the setting developed it fell to the background as the masquerade became an ExtraStrengthMasquerade as each splat book kept upping the supernatural ante yet the muggles never caught on. Still, regardless of which game you played, your superiors would avert this trope out of a healthy fear of muggle rage, and if that meant putting you in a body bag, so be it.
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** * There was a similar vein in the ''TabletopGame/WorldOfDarkness'', but as the setting developed it fell to the background as the masquerade became an ExtraStrengthMasquerade as each splat book kept upping the supernatural ante yet the muggles never caught on. Still, regardless of which game you played, your superiors would avert this trope out of a healthy fear of muggle rage, and if that meant putting you in a body bag, so be it.it. ** Strictly speaking, whether in the [[TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness Classic]] or [[TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness New]] World of Darkness, the masquerade was never entirely founded purely on fear of muggles; on the ''local'' level, yes, the break could be dangerous, but it wouldn't upset the world as a whole. In the Classic version, it was more that, as a whole, mortals were just insignificant; various monster-based ancient conspiracies were already running the world, and it would just be more trouble than it would be worth to go public. In the New version, the masquerade is upheld mainly because the result would probably ''not'' be particularly good for either side. A full-fledged "War on the Supernatural" would be like "The War on Terror" turned UpToEleven, since monsters have all the advantages of terrorists[[note]]operating inside a defender's own territory, anonymity, etc[[/note]] combined with supernatural advantages like MoreThanMindControl or "escape into another dimension virtually at will". Of course, the monsters themselves wouldn't really benefit from the amount of overkill they'd need to do in order to terrorize humans into submission. To say nothing of the fact that there are God-tier {{Eldritch Abomination}}s like the [[TabletopGame/DemonTheDescent God-Machine]] and the [[TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening Exarchs]] who actively like the world the way it is and are willing to use all their powers, up to an including [[RealityWarper resetting time and reshuffling space]] to keep things as they prefer. *** To put in perspective how a monster/human war would probably be a PyrrhicVictory for either side in the New World: consider that Washington D.C has the world's largest active population of [[TabletopGame/MummyTheCurse the Arisen]], undead slaves from [[TimeAbyss beyond the recognized dawn of civilization]] who serve the unspeakable wills of prehuman gods. And they look just like any other person, when they're not slumbering as desiccated corpses. What's the army going to do to get rid of them? Nuke Washington? Which is a bad idea even before you take into account the fact that the Arisen are NighInvulnerable and have ResurrectiveImmortality, so even if they don't survive the bomb, they ''will'' come back just as strong and twice as mad. At the same time, if the Arisen use their powers and flatten Washington under a meteorite shower, or level it with an earthquake... then what are they going to do?
2nd Jan '16 9:26:59 PM Vios
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* In ''Literature/ThePillarsOfReality'', there are a lot of ordinary people who resent the power of the Mages and the Mechanics, and some of them want to do something about it. The first major attempt is attempting to secretly reproduce the technology of Mechanics' rifles; it's stopped, but the issue won't just disappear (despite the Guild tending to act like it will).
16th Oct '15 8:59:27 AM ChronoLegion
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** In Season 5, they introduce a hate-group who drive around in a van gunning down anybody who has powers, even if they've done nothing wrong, and they do not hesitate if the superpowered targets are ''children''. [[spoiler: They recruit Hoyt, and explain that [[TallPoppySyndrome they're tired of superpowered people making them feel not-special by their very presence, so they will kill them all]].]]
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** In Season 5, they introduce a hate-group who drive around in a van gunning down anybody who has powers, even if they've done nothing wrong, and they do not hesitate if the superpowered targets are ''children''. [[spoiler: They recruit Hoyt, and explain that [[TallPoppySyndrome they're tired of superpowered people making them feel not-special by their very presence, so they will kill them all]]. It's revealed that they were founded by an overweight woman whose boyfriend dumped her for a Shifter.]]
23rd Sep '15 10:19:29 AM RangerJackWalker
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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' does the second option: there are a group of Naturals (unmodified humans) known as Blue Cosmos who seek to eradicate Coordinators (genetically-enhanced humans) because they believe they're "impure". In fact, Blue Cosmos' motto is "For a Blue And Pure World". Their actions have started two massive wars because of this. Not bad for a group that started out as an environmental protection group!
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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' does the second option: there are a group of Naturals (unmodified humans) known as Blue Cosmos who seek to eradicate Coordinators (genetically-enhanced humans) because they believe they're "impure". In fact, Blue Cosmos' motto is "For a the preservation of our Blue And Pure World". Their actions have started two massive wars because of this. Not bad for a group that started out as an environmental protection group!
19th Sep '15 1:32:00 PM ChaoticNovelist
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In a world with {{Differently Powered Individual}}s, what use are {{Muggles}}? We're weak, [[InnocentBystander need protecting]], are [[HollywoodEvolution evolutionary dead ends]] and are of no real use. Even the BadassNormal on a team of supers can [[MuggleBornOfMages start getting depressed from this]], and they are actually ''useful!''
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In a world with {{Differently Powered Individual}}s, what use are {{Muggles}}? We're They're weak, [[InnocentBystander need protecting]], are [[HollywoodEvolution evolutionary dead ends]] and are of no real use. Even the BadassNormal on a team of supers can [[MuggleBornOfMages start getting depressed from this]], and they are actually ''useful!''
16th Sep '15 3:13:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/LawrenceWattEvans' ''WorldsOfShadow'' used the ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Warhammer 40K]]'' approach to psychics. Not because they were actually dangerous, mind you, but because the society that had them considered them "[[FantasticRacism mutant freaks]]."
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* Creator/LawrenceWattEvans' ''WorldsOfShadow'' ''Literature/WorldsOfShadow'' used the ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Warhammer 40K]]'' approach to psychics. Not because they were actually dangerous, mind you, but because the society that had them considered them "[[FantasticRacism mutant freaks]]."
3rd Aug '15 11:56:08 PM Gitaxias
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* In Literature/{{Unique}}, the various supernatural entities the story focuses on were tracked down and told very plainly that they could behave themselves or die.
15th Jun '15 8:13:12 AM Prfnoff
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* The webcomic [[http://shivae.net/pure/ PURE]] by Tiffany Ross (author of AlienDice an TheCyantianChronicles) portrayed a [[TheSocialDarwinist socially Darwinistic]] country where people who don't develop superpowers or genius-level [=IQs=] before the age of 18 are euthanized. "Subbers" who get bionics to mimic powers are incinerated on sight.
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* The webcomic [[http://shivae.''[[http://shivae.net/pure/ PURE]] PURE]]'' by Tiffany Ross (author of AlienDice an TheCyantianChronicles) ''Webcomic/AlienDice'' and ''Webcomic/TheCyantianChronicles'') portrayed a [[TheSocialDarwinist socially Darwinistic]] country where people who don't develop superpowers or genius-level [=IQs=] before the age of 18 are euthanized. "Subbers" who get bionics to mimic powers are incinerated on sight.
7th May '15 8:24:56 PM nombretomado
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* Taken to every logical conclusion within ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' and ''CityOfVillains''. While the setting holds enough HeroicWillpower for even the most ridiculous {{Charles Atlas Superpower}}s to work, there are still a lot of {{Muggles}}. Reactions vary from essentially worshipping Heroes like the Paragon City Civilians do, putting on the kevlar and facing down the super-powered villains like the Paragon City Police, living in terror like Rogue Island civilians, putting on the kevlar and facing down the super-powered heroes for later brainwashing like Malta, or joining the various villain groups for PsychoSerum or protection.
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* Taken to every logical conclusion within ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' and ''CityOfVillains''.''VideoGame/CityOfVillains''. While the setting holds enough HeroicWillpower for even the most ridiculous {{Charles Atlas Superpower}}s to work, there are still a lot of {{Muggles}}. Reactions vary from essentially worshipping Heroes like the Paragon City Civilians do, putting on the kevlar and facing down the super-powered villains like the Paragon City Police, living in terror like Rogue Island civilians, putting on the kevlar and facing down the super-powered heroes for later brainwashing like Malta, or joining the various villain groups for PsychoSerum or protection.
11th Apr '15 11:28:22 PM TaylorHyuuga
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*[[BigBad The group PANDRA]] takes this approach, and feel that they should be destroyed for the protection of Espers.
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